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Franco stuck between a rock and a hard place in "127 Hours"

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by Ken San Nicolas

Director: Danny Boyle

Time: 1 hour and 35 minutes

Genre: Drama

Starring: James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tambyln

"127 Hours" is a great film that went under the radar towards the end of 2010. Based on the miraculous story of mountaineer Aron Ralston (James Franco), the film follows Ralston's battle for survival as he gets trapped under a boulder in Utah. Climbing alone and having told no one about his trip, Ralston must fight against time and nature to free himself.

Aron Ralston's struggle is a very famous one, but if you have never heard of Mr. Ralston, I suggest you do not  Google his name and instead watch "127 Hours" at Tango Theatres as soon as you can. You will be glad you did. Director Danny Boyle has a very unique way of filming his shots and makes everyday actions that we take for granted look extremely difficult to do with one hand. Ralston's 5 day struggle is amazing and at 90 minutes, the film does a great job of keeping the audience intrigued for its entire run.

James Franco proves that he is very versatile as an actor and shows that he is capable of taking serious roles and making them believable. In "Buried", Ryan Reynolds was at least able to interact with people over the phone, but in this film, Franco is forced to carry the story and captivate the audience all by himself. No easy task, yet Franco rises to the challenge and accomplishes it.

"127 Hours" is an inspirational story about the will to survive. Whether you have heard of Aron Ralston's story or not, catch it today at Tango Theatres.

5 out of 5 stars. 

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